Mvuu Lodge Description
Tucked away in Zambia, along the meandering banks of the mighty Zambezi River lays Mvuu Lodge, “The Place of the Hippo”. It is situated about 18 km from the Lower Zambezi National Park in the Chiawa Game Management area and right opposite Mana Pools. The wild animals roam casually through the camp providing you with a truly unforgettable experience. We offer luxury packages, self catering and camping. Enjoy a true Africa experience in our safari tents with ensuite bathrooms that overlook the mighty Zambezi River. The campsites are situated in close proximity to the Lodge and are nestled in thick bush under a canopy of indigenous trees, providing a cool haven from the African Sun. All three camp sites, Monkey, Mvuu & Elly, have their own private hot shower, flush toilet and braai area. The ablution facilities are enclosed by stone walls and roofed by the majestic Zambian sky. Being an area rich in wildlife, game viewing is exceptionally rewarding by boat or in an open vehicle drive through the bush. The challenge of catching the renowned Tiger Fish from the banks of the great Zambezi River or from a boat provides you with the opportunity to lose yourself in the adrenalin rush. Relax with a sundowner, great food & warm hospitality on our open aired dining deck looking out over the river. Finish off the day around a blazing bonfire in the boma while listening to the sounds of the African bush.
Being an area rich in wildlife, game viewing is exceptionally rewarding and is enjoyed in an open 4x4 game vehicle. Boat rides that make their way along the Zambezi also offer exceptional rewards to nature lovers. Our Canoe Safari is truly an unforgettable experience and brings you within close proximity of the wild life of the mighty Zambezi. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from our River Cruiser. Stretching 9 meters long and 2 ½ meters wide, it can accommodate 20 people. Onboard facilities include a bar and toilet and a spacious top deck that can be used for fishing or just for basking in the sun. Get your adrenalin pumping by fishing in some of the best Tigerfish waters in the world where fish of between 6 kg to 9kg are landed every season. Any keen fisherman is welcome to take up the challenge using either conventional or fly tackle. Fish from the banks of the river or from the boat or join our fishing safaris. Whichever way you choose, you will find this fishing experience exhilarating. Then there is something for those who like to take a stroll through a breathtaking landscape: With the beautiful scenery this area has to offer, environmental awareness trails will lead you into the heart of a timeless environment. It is rich in birdlife, lending itself to ideal bird watching opportunities. There are also an abundant variety of indigenous tree species for enthusiasts. For a more relaxed approach, the beautiful scenery can be enjoyed through photography, star gazing or simply by cooling down in the pool. However, if complete relaxation is all you need, we recommend a good book from our library, your favourite beverage and a cozy spot on the viewing deck overlooking the mighty Zambezi. There is nothing more pleasurable than unwinding with sundowners as the sun gently sets. Every day at Mvuu Lodge ends around the warmth of a log fire accompanied by the sounds of the African Bush.
Mvuu Lodge Directions
There are various means of getting to the Lodge: For those who wish to get there as fast as possible, a chartered flight is the way to go. From Lusaka the flight takes approximately 30 minutes and from Livingstone, approximately 1 ½ hours.From the airstrip to the Lodge will only take a few minutes by boat or a scenic drive by game viewing vehicle. From Lusaka we can arrange a road transfer to Mvuu Lodge. Alternatively you can hire a vehicle and explore the road on your own. If you are more adventurous, you could drive right up to the Lodge and put your 4x4 through its paces on the final 20km stretch. From Lusaka it is a 2 hour drive to Chirundu (a border town on the Zambezi River) and another 2 ½ hours to Mvuu on a dirt road. From Chirundu it’s about an 80 km drive but the last 65 km is a dirt road and will take approximately 2 ½ hours. You will need a high clearance vehicle for this dirt road. From Chirundu there is an 11km gravel road to the pontoon across the Kafue River which operates from 06:00 – 18:00. The cost is around U$20 per trip/car. From Livingstone it’s about 496 km and will take approximately 7 hrs. Alternatively, you could leave your vehicle at Gwabi Lodge and make your way to the Lodge on a relaxing boat cruise while enjoying game viewing and the lush scenery along the banks of the river. Rest assured, once you arrive at Mvuu Lodge, you will discover tranquillity you can really get used to!